Thursday, July 24, 2014
One more vacation.....
Every summer for the past 17 years, my family has rented a cottage at Hampton Beach, New Hampshire for a week. Before that I would go for 2-3 day visits to this very nice, middle-class ocean resort. I kind of like this video because it's from the summer of 1988, and that was the year I took my 7-year old nephew to Hampton and we stayed at a hotel which no longer exists, right on Ocean Boulevard on the boardwalk.
I spend my days at Hampton taking long walks along the beach, talking to fishermen in the early mornings and evenings, watching the whale watch boats head out just after dawn (went on a whale watch about ten years ago, lots of fun....) At night I play old video games (I wore out "Time Pilot," neither of the big arcades have one anymore, pretty much switched to Qbert after that) and get ice cream cones and listen to the live music at the Shell Stage. And walk along the beach some more, especially if we are treated to low tides during the right time of the evening.
Anyway, all this is just to explain why I won't be posting again till next Saturday- I'll have my phone at the beach but that's just for emergencies, I'll have my tablet but that's just to check my email in the evenings. When I get back it's time to start thinking about school again and the non-summer routine, but before then, I've got a week of bloviating (a really underused term) ahead of me, with very little television- which means, very little exposure to crappy commercials. Looking forward to it.
Check out the archives while I'm gone! 'Bye for now!